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Blackpool man accused of murdering woman whose body was found in burning car appears in court

Two men have appeared in court via video link, accused of killing a woman whose body was found in a burning car.

Crime
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor

Third pub drops bid to show Vegas fight

A bid by a South Shore pub to open into the early hours of the morning to show a boxing match has been withdrawn.

News
Queues and voxpop for Strictly Come Dancing outside Blackpool Tower. Bruce Forsyth.

PICTURES: Bruce Forsyth’s love affair with Blackpool

Tributes have been paid to TV legend Bruce Forsyth, who has died at the age of 89.

News
FY Wingz competing at the Street Dance World Championships

Street dance school launches sponsor scheme to boost classes

Street dancers are calling on local residents and businesses to help support their skills with private sponsorship.

Music
A morbidly obese beach-goer had to be helped off the sand by the Coastguard after hurting their leg playing sport while wearing Crocs.

Obese beach cricketer rescued after suffering horrific accident while wearing Crocs

An obese beach-goer had to be helped off the sand by the Coastguard after hurting his leg playing sport while wearing Crocs.

News
Blackpool: From the courts 07-08-17

Blackpool: From the courts 07-08-17

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Crime
James Lettice with his new book

Alcoholism got Blackpool poet kicked out of army

A Blackpool resident who has written about his rebellious army career using poetry has had his book published.

Arts
A family photo of Ayisha with her brothers Joshua and Connor and stepdad James

Blackpool teen’s rare cancer shock after tonsillitis diagnosis

The mum of a teenage girl who thought she had tonsillitis for a year only to be told it was leukaemia has today spoken of her shock.

News

Traders’ fears as ‘unsafe’ bridge closed for months

Business owners have issued a desperate plea for support from Blackpool Council following the emergency closure of a dangerously decaying bridge.

News
Shaun Mair died following the collision at the junction of Squires Gate Lane and St Annes Road

Tributes to ‘caring’ dad killed in crash at busy Blackpool junction

Tributes have today been paid to a man who was killed after being knocked off his bike at a busy Blackpool junction.

News
Harrowside Bridge

'Safety risk' Blackpool bridge could be closed for months

A Blackpool bridge could be shut to traffic for several months after inspections revealed it posed a safety risk.
South Shore
Lynette Norris

Headteacher leaves role after two years at helm

The headteacher of a school at the centre of a controversial takeover last year has stepped down from her role.

Education
Pupils from South Shore Academy have been visiting the DWP at Peel Park to learn about the world of work

South Shore Academy pupils find civil servants class act

DWP staff at Peel Park have teamed up with Blackpool FC Community Trust to work with secondary school pupils from South Shore Academy, letting students experience a real work environment.

News
Hundreds of plants were seized in two raids this week

'We love smashing drug dealers' doors in' - resort sarge as £250,000 of cannabis is found in raids

A warning has been issued to resort landlords after two cannabis factories were uncovered in Blackpool.

Crime
Some of the plants found - nobody has been arrested

Hundreds of plants found at resort cannabis factory

Police uncovered a cannabis factory in Blackpool, containing hundreds of plants potentially worth thousands of pounds.
Crime
Are you giving away too much on your Facebook page?

Facebook posts help snare thief

A persistent thief who sold items he had stolen from homeowners across Blackpool to second hand shops has been given a suspended jail term.

Crime
Suspected cannabis plants were found at the address in South Shore

Police uncover suspected cannabis farm

Police have uncovered what is believed to be a significant cannabis farm at a property in Blackpool.
Crime
The scene of the accident

Passers-by talk of horrific sight as biker dies in crash

Commuters and shoppers have spoken of their horror after being caught up in yesterday's crash that cost a man his life.
News
The crash scene in Squires Gate Lane

UPDATE: Biker dies in crash at busy junction

A man has died following a collision at a busy Blackpool junction.
Transport
Last year's Trinity Hospice colour splash fun run along the beach between Starr Gate and St Annes

Make it a huge splash for fund

Trinity Hospice’s Colour Splash fund-raising event is back on St Annes beach this weekend for a third year - and organisers are hoping it will be the biggest and best yet.

Health
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